Parent educational opportunity

The Family and Educator Partnership strives to provide families and community training to help their students in the classroom. In doing so, Heartland AEA is excited to announce an upcoming learning session by Peg Dawson, a field expert on Executive Skills. This virtual training is designed to help students achieve success in school and in life. No prior registration is required.

Topic: Heartland Parent Session
Time: Sep 14, 2021, 6:30 PM Central Time (the US and Canada)

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Smart but Scattered: Helping Children and Teens 
Strengthen Executive Skills to Reach Their Full Potential

Executive skills are critical to the acquisition of academic skills, but, more importantly, they are the skills students need to get things done. They are brain-based skills such as task initiation, sustained attention, working memory, planning, organization, and goal-directed persistence that are absolutely critical to school success. Some students seem to acquire them naturally, but many students struggle with them. Dr. Peg Dawson, co-author of the books Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens, will describe how these skills develop throughout childhood and suggest strategies parents can use to help children acquire the critical skills they need to be successful students.

Biography—Shorter Version: 

Peg Dawson, Ed.D., is a school psychologist by training with expertise in the assessment of learning and attention disorders. She is the co-author of numerous books on executive skills, including Smart but Scattered and Smart but Scattered Teens is a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists,s and a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.